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Find Help and Encouragement after the Death of Someone You Love

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.
This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.

GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:  Video Seminars, Group Discussions, and a Personal Workbook.

For more information or questions regarding GriefShare, please contact CareMinistries@gracechurchsc.org.

Stories of Lifechange

BRENT REFFNER
on Loss

MARK AND SARAH
on Relationships and Grief

HANNAH LEACH
on Isolation and Grief

GriefShare

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements: Video Seminars, Group Discussions, and a Personal Workbook.

Shift

When the “shifts” of life occur, the aftermath is unpredictable and rarely stable. Our hope for kids dealing with the loss of a loved one is that as they process the shift they’ve undergone, they’ll be equipped with the tools they need to build a solid foundation of faith and hope. Shift is a program that features facilitators who have experienced loss, a small group consisting of peers from their age group who are also processing the death of a loved one, and age-appropriate lessons and activities to help them explore their grief and God’s promises regarding comfort, healing, hope and eternity.

FAQ’s

What can you expect when you attend a GriefShare meeting?

GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly.  There are three key parts to the GriefShare weekly experience: Video Seminars, Group Discussions, and a Personal Workbook.  Each video seminar features dynamic teaching from top grief recovery experts. After the video/teaching time, your small group will discuss the video content and issues faced by group members. Each small group is led by people who have experienced grief in their lives and can relate to much of the pain, emotions, and challenges you are experiencing. Your personal workbook will help reinforce each topic throughout the rest of the week. For more information about GriefShare visit their website here.

Who should attend?

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. We understand that there are other losses in life that create feelings of grief. You might be experiencing a job loss, a divorce, estrangement from a child, or the loss of friends because of a move. This grief is real, but it is not the kind of grief discussed in GriefShare sessions. We encourage you to ask a pastor, counselor, or church leader for help in finding resources that will be of specific help in your situation. If you are going through separation or divorce, please consider participating in a DivorceCare program.

Do I have to wait for the next GriefShare class to begin before I can attend?

Good news. You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any of the videos you have not seen.

Upcoming Events

Aug 29

Fall GriefShare

Tuesday, August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Aug 29

Fall SHIFT

Tuesday, August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 05

Fall GriefShare

Tuesday, September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 05

Fall SHIFT

Tuesday, September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 12

Fall GriefShare

Tuesday, September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 12

Fall SHIFT

Tuesday, September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 19

Fall GriefShare

Tuesday, September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Volunteer to Help with Hospitality or Childcare for GriefShare

Each time that GriefShare meets, we want our participants to experience a warm and inviting environment that eliminates participants anxiety about the evening.  To do this we want to offer childcare and a welcoming environment and need plenty of volunteers.  The class meets from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday Nights (see link above for complete schedule).  You can commit to help for all nights or just choose a few nights on which you want to help.

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